£1200 - £5250 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
On-Site
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
We are thrilled to announce that as of Monday 17th May 2021, we are reopen for weddings of up to 30 people in line with the latest Government guidance <3 We will continue to monitor the situation closely and hope to reopen for full capacity weddings from 21st June.
A stunning multi-award nominated 13th Century Priory, crowned as one of the top three landmarks in Gloucester 2020 and 2021, brimming with history and charm.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,200
Maximum Price
£5,250
Exclusive use, tables and decorative chiavari limewash chairs, a dedicated wedding planner, a stocked and staffed bar, fairy lights, a dedicated team on your wedding day to ensure it runs smoothly allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Museum
Attraction
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
230

Venue

Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Full Description
Blackfriars Priory is truly one of a kind. Following renovations, the beautiful historic fabric has been retained and complimented with contemporary design with features such as a full glass wall overlooking the ancient ruin. You can now experience the beauty of this scheduled monument, including the private courtyard garden, the magnificent scale of the 65ft original scissor-braced roof and the Scriptorium, the oldest and most well preserved, medieval library in Britain. Whether you are looking at a small and intimate wedding with your closest friends and family or a large scale celebration with a difference, we offer a selection of packages to suit every style and budget. Offering exclusive use, you will enjoy the whole site to yourselves for the duration of your wedding day. Weddings at Blackfriars Priory are looked after by a small team of experienced individuals, whose friendly and welcoming approach put you at ease and allow you to relax and enjoy your special day. We pride ourselves on providing a personal and professional service and are passionate about helping you create your dream day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Holly Gooch
Congratulations on your engagement! Welcome to Blackfriars Priory, a stunning 13th Century monument in the heart of Gloucester City. We would love the opportunity to show you around this magnificent hidden gem, so that you can experience the space and possibilities of holding your wedding with us. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful venue.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(14)
(14)
Natasha P
Married in June 2021
June 2021
Incredible Venue!
A hidden gem!!!! Absolutely stunning building and the perfect wedding venue. The team at Blackfriars are so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Cannot recommend our experience working with them more highly from first contact to the wedding day itself, amazing!
Rodney M
Wedding: June 2021
June 2021
A Beautiful Venue for a Wedding
A beautiful venue for a wedding. Well organised and friendly staff. Venue has loads of character and history so it was both enjoyable and educational. In the few hours we were there for the wedding we discovered many interesting facts and sights. Highly recommended as a wedding venue! Ryan and his team were fantastic and thoughtful. Felt well looked after and special. Thank you!! 👍
Stephen H
Married in June 2021
June 2021
Absolutely Perfect!
Holly and the team were brilliant even though we cancelled and then changed everything from a full day in May 2020 to just a Ceremony in May 2021. All because of COVID. We remained in contact with Holly who was both professional and jolly throughout, so when our new plans for 2021 were thwarted, She was happy to allow us to change to Ceremony only - as it turned out it couldn't have been better and we were both glad that we were forced to cancel the reception and evening do. I honestly cannot fault the Blackfriars team they were great.
Sam & Matt
Married in November 2020
December 2020
Absolutely Amazing People
Absolutely amazing people, Holly and Ryan were brilliant, COVID-19 made us miss to dates for our wedding, and them and registry was amazing allowing us to marry the day before lockdown 2 began, it was a lush day, sun shining was making the day even more special. Thank you guys for making our wedding day truly amazing 🤩
Alice & Tom
Married in August 2020
August 2020
It was the most beautiful place to get married!
We used Blackfriars as our wedding venue and we can’t thank them enough for their wonderful service- it was most beautiful place to get married! After having to postpone our April 2020 wedding due to the pandemic, we were supported and guided through this by the amazing Blackfriars team. We know from speaking to friends, that some wedding venues were difficult when postponing weddings but this can’t have been further from the truth with our experience of Blackfriars. We couldn’t have asked for anything more and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Holly, Ryan and Sue, you are amazing and we can’t wait to celebrate in our wedding part 2 next year!
James & Jo
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Thank you all so much
Danielle, Holly and everyone at Blackfriars, thank you all so much for your hard work, dedication and creativity with all of our wedding planning and the day itself. Blackfriars was our perfect venue and we had a dream day. Please pass our thanks onto all staff that helped us, they are much appreciated. Thank you for all of your help Danielle <3
Location & Contact Details

Address

Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HN, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Gloucester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5, junction 11A or 12

Nearest Train Station

Gloucester

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Association of British Wedding Businesses
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't just pick one. All of our weddings are unique and personalised to each couple, so it would be impossible to choose!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't be afraid to ask questions. This is your special day and it has to be perfect!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We always love to see photos of the couple and their guests, it is a fantastic talking point.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

unusual, unique, stunning, wow factor, romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to choose from as there are lots of unique features, such as tiny doors, medieval archways and a ruin.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have had celebrities at the Priory but we won't name them!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Olive Bread Crostini, Red Pepper & Hummus Tapenade

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cone of chips!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The site houses one of the oldest purpose built libraries in Europe, which is of huge historic importance as there are so few remaining.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The service that we provide to our customers. Blackfriars is an incredible venue, run by a very friendly team that will work with you every step of the way to bring your dream day to life.